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Adobe Hit With Massive Data Breach, Source Code Leak

Adobe Systems disclosed this week that hackers hit the company's IT systems, stealing personal data on about 2.9 million customers and the source code that's the foundation of the vendor's Adobe Acrobat, ColdFusion and other applications.

The exposed customer data included names, encrypted credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates and other information from customer orders. Adobe said it is resetting customer passwords and notifying customers and their banks and credit card processors about the breach.

As for the source code leak, Adobe said it was not aware of any increased risk to customers. Hackers can use stolen source code to discover vulnerabilities that can be exploited.


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